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During the late bronze age, civilization was progressing at an impressive rate in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean regions. kingdoms rose, order was established, and technology advanced. The Mycenaean and Minoans had intricate palaces in Greece and Crete, the Hittites dominated what is now turkey. And the Canaanites controlled what would become the holy land - Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan. But in the years surrounding 1200 B.C., all of the would change. Over the course of a single generation, all of those civilizations would almost entirely wiped off the map, and those that did survive would be set back a thousand years, losing the ability to write and going turning back the clock on the sophistication of the art, architecture, and pottery in the hundred years to follow. This event was part of what is known as the bronze age collapse, and it remains one of the largest dark spots in historians records. And one of the causes of this bizarre collapse was the mysterious Sea Peoples. A technologically inferior, unaffiliated group of seafaring warriors who raided the lands and are often credited for the collapse of these once great civilizations. The problem is, historians still have little if any idea of where these warriors came from, or what became of them after their conquest finally ended in Egypt. Also unknown is how the sea peoples managed to conquer civilizations hundreds of years more advanced in weaponry. But without solid records from the time, and with only scattered details of the origins of these strange raiders, we may never know their true identity.